In an interview with NCUSCR President Steve Orlins, Professor M. Taylor Fravel discusses his motivations for and key discoveries from writing, Active Defense: China’s Military Strategy Since 1949. He discusses China’s activity in the East and South China Sea, as well as the CCP’s definition of geopolitical “core interests.” Fravel also considers how a historical perspective of China’s military strategy has informed his views on whether China is an active military and national security threat to United States.

On October 10, 2019, Dr. Taylor Fravel presented his findings and discussed the implications for China’s current military behavior.

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